Company investigates explosion at Pa. steel plant

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Officials have begun investigating an apparent explosion at an eastern Pennsylvania steel plant that hurt three people.

Investigators say a bucket containing molten steel exploded on Thursday night at the ArcelorMittal plant in Coatesville.

ArcelorMittal spokesman William Steers told the Daily Local News on Friday that both the company and steelworkers’ union are looking into the incident. Federal health and safety officials have also been notified.

The conditions of the three injured workers weren’t immediately known. Coatesville is about 40 miles west of Philadelphia.

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